10 Fun Facts About Avignon

Facts About Avignon:
  1. Avignon is a city on the Rhône River in the south of France.
  2. Avignon was named the European Capital of Culture in 2000.
  3. The centre of Avignon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
  4. Avignon is twined with: Colchester, United Kingdom; Guanajuato, Mexico; Diourbel, Senegal; New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Siena, Italy; Tarragona, Spain; Tortosa, Spain & Wetzlar, Germany.
  5. The city of Avignon has an area of 64.78 km2 .
  6. Avignon has 173 sites and buildings, that are registered as historical monuments.
  7. A famous theatre festival is held annually in Avignon. Founded in 1947.
  8. On 16 May 2007 the commune of Les Angles in Gard ceded 13 hectares to Avignon.
  9. Avignon is the administrative capital of the Vaucluse.
  10. The first foundations of the city were around 539 before the birth of Christ.